A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
by Spiro Kostof

List Price: $179.95
Amazon Price: $74.52
You Save: $105.43 (59%)
Availability: Now

Editorial Reviews
When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece--one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the full array of civilization's architectural achievements.

Insightful, engagingly written and graced with close to a thousand superb illustrations, the Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweeping narrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, and technological aspects of human history. The scope of the book is astonishing. Kostof examines a surprisingly wide variety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids of Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potential source of insight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Book Details
  • Media : Paperback
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (August 31, 1995)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 0195083792
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank : # 268,361 in Amazon.com Books Sales


Featured Video
Engineering Technician II for City Of Folsom at Folsom, CA
Upcoming Events
ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Oct 21 - 24, 2016, New Orleans, LA at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans LA - Oct 21 - 24, 2016
Boston Lights Expo & Conference 2016 at Westin Waterfront Hotel 425 Summer Street Boston MA - Oct 26, 2016
BIM and the Smart Home at DCOTA- Crestron Showroom 1855 Griffin Rd #B-108 Dania Beach FL - Oct 27, 2016
GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Bentley: Microstation Trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy